Yakima’s Classic Boat Mounts are Reimagined for Spring 2017

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Julie Atherton
JAM Collective
julie@jamcollective.net
415-839-7546

Yakima’s Classic Boat Mounts are Reimagined for Spring 2017
– The new DeckHand, HandRoll and JayHook all feature universal bar attachment
and other design enhancements, making them easier to use than ever –

Lake Oswego, OR, August 2, 2016 In 1979, Yakima Products, Inc. was born out of the desire to make transporting kayaks easier. The brand’s dedication to water sports is evident in its Spring 2017 products. Yakima has redesigned its core boat mount line so that they are more versatile than ever, with universal bar attachment that accommodates round bars, aero bars, and factory bars alike. The new DeckHand, HandRoll and JayHook have also been streamlined and upgraded with features that make them more secure and easier to use.

“Yakima’s first visionaries, Steve Cole and Don Banducci, were consummate water rats, and paddling is in the company’s DNA,” said Garrett Barnum, Yakima Top of Car Category Director. “We’re excited to reimagine our classic boat mounts, and give them upgrades across the board to make them even more appreciated by water lovers.”

DeckHand

Beautifully simple and easy to load, the DeckHand saddles are flexible, conforming to the hull for a super-secure, full-contact carry. They are also felt-padded, protecting the boat during loading, unloading, and transporting.

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Quick, tool-free installation makes it easy to attach and lock the DeckHand to any cross bar. Sold in pairs, they can be combined with rollers, such as the the HandRoll, or another pair of DeckHand saddles for a custom set-up.

Features:

  • Flexible saddle shape for secure, full-contact cradling
  • Felt-padded cradles protect hulls and are shaped for easy loading
  • Tool-free installation to any crossbar
  • Locks to base rack with SKS (Same Key System) Lock Cores for added security (sold separately)
  • Premium HeavyDuty strap and Bow/Stern Tie Down included
  • Capacity: 1 kayak (80 lbs, when used with another pair of saddles or rollers)
  • MSRP: $109
  • Available: Spring 2017

HandRoll

Designed to help get any type of kayak up to the roof, these padded rollers provide load assistance with grip, stability and protection. The HandRoll features durable TPU rubber padded rollers that pivot and adjust to the hull shape for stable loading. The rollers then lock out to secure the boat while traveling.

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The HandRoll has unprecedented out-of-box ease. The tool-free installation makes it easy to attach and lock the mounts to any crossbar. Sold in pairs, they can team with another set of rollers, or a pair of the new DeckHand saddles for a custom configuration.

Features:

  • Load-assisting rollers make it easier to load kayaks from the rear
  • TPU rubber padded pivot rollers adjust to hull shape for stable loading
  • Rollers lock in place to secure kayak while traveling
  • Tool-free installation to any crossbar
  • Locks to base rack with SKS Lock Cores for added security (sold separately)
  • Premium HeavyDuty strap and Bow/Stern Tie Down included
  • Capacity: 1 kayak (80 lbs, when used with another pair of saddles or rollers)
  • MSRP: $109
  • Available: Spring 2017

JayHook

Simple, sturdy, reliable – the new universal JayHook is a fresh take on a popular Yakima kayak J-cradle. Designed to wrangle all types of kayaks, these side-loading J-cradles are tough enough for years of use and secure enough for windy river roads. Their durable padded contact points provide protection and grip while traveling, coddling the kayak.

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Like the DeckHand and HandRoll, the JayHook works with all crossbar shapes.

Features:

  • Designed to carry all types of kayaks
  • J-shaped cradle is secure, stable and easy to load
  • Durable padded contact points
  • Universal crossbar compatibility
  • Premium HeavyDuty straps and Bow/Stern Tie Downs included
  • Capacity: 1 kayak (80 lbs.)
  • MSRP: $139
  • Available: Spring 2017

About Yakima
Yakima Products, Inc. is a world leader in vehicle racks and cargo solutions for a variety of consumers, from outdoor enthusiasts to car aficionados. The company’s two brands – Yakima and Prorack – offer a variety of cargo management products, including racks for bikes, boats, ski equipment and other gear, cargo boxes and bags, roof-top tents and awnings, and high performance multi-sport trailers. Yakima Products, Inc. is headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon. For more information, visit www.yakima.com.

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